Image Collection

The Image Collection features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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The caption reads: THE LARGE BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: replace an old barrack building that stood on the same site in the early days of the School, and are 292 x 38 feet.
Congress had not then faith in Indian education, and after several years of disappointment, the boys from their earnings on farms contributed to erect the building $1,851.00, and the balance, $14,500.00 was donated by friends of the School. It has accommodations for 300 boys, with library, reading, assembly, bath and clothing rooms.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 30.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

After School, c.1895

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: After School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The School's Printing Office

The caption reads: PRINTING OFFICE.

The printed note reads: This department can hardly be surpassed as an educational factor and is open to both sexes. The office is equipped with one oscillating Campbell press and two eclipse, as well as smaller job presses, all run by steam.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 47.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Laundry, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Laundry

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Large Boys Bedroom

The caption reads: BEDROOM - LARGE BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: These rooms, 14 x 16 feet, contain three beds each, a wardrobe with three divisions, one for each occupant, a table, chair, washstand, etc., and are decorated with such pictures and ornaments as the occupants may be able or choose to provide.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 31.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Printing Office Mailing Department

The caption reads: PRINTING OFFICE - MAILING DEPARTMENT.

The printed note reads: The School publishes two papers, "The Indian Helper," weekly, with a circulation of about 10,000 ; subscriptions price 10 cents a year ; and "The Red Man," monthly, at 50 cents a year, which is especially devoted to the discussion of different opinions and phases of the Indian question.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 48.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Campus at Evening, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Campus. Evening.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Gymnasium

The caption reads: GYMNASIUM INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: One of the most useful buildings at the School is the Gymnasium, 150 x 60 feet, built wholly from contributed funds. In addition to its regular use for gymnastic purposes and drills, it is the place for general social gatherings of the School. It is supplied with apparatus in the use of which, under the direction of an instructor, both girls and boys each day drill with great benefit to health and deportment.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 32.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Printing Students

The caption reads: GROUP OF PRINTERS.

The printed note reads: Students must be fairly well advanced in their school work before they can enter the printing office.

Marianna Burgess, the Man on the Band Stand, is sitting in the middle of the group.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 49.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Girls Industrial Room, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Girls Industrial Room.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Carlisle Students, c.1895

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Miss Spyna Devereaux

Group of female and male students in school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The 1894 Carlisle Football Team

The caption reads: THE FOOT BALL TEAM.

The printed note reads: has played games with the teams of the Naval Academy, Lehigh University, Bucknell, Dickinson and other colleges with credit to themselves both for their playing and gentlemanly conduct.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 33.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Administration Building

The caption reads: THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

The printed note reads: was built in 1891-the carpentering, painting, roofing and spouting being largely done by student labor. It is 50 x 48 feet and contains the general offices of the School, with rooms for employès on the second floor.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 7.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Ironing Room

The caption reads: THE IRONING ROOM.

The printed note reads: The Laundry is provided with three steam washers, stationary tubs, a centrifugal wringer, a mangle, and a steam drying room.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 50.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Dining Hall, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: The Dining Hall

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Men and Women in front of Superintendent's Quarters, c.1894

Group of teachers and staff in front of the Superintendent's quarters.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Carlisle School Band

The caption reads: THE SCHOOL BAND.

The printed note reads: In 1880 a benevolent lady of Boston presented the school with a set of band instruments. Under its present leader, a graduate of the School, it has a recognized place among the good bands of the country, and has performed acceptably before critical audiences in our large cities, notably at the parades in New York and Chicago during the Clumbian Quadra-Centennial.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 35.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The School Sewing Room

The caption reads: THE SEWING ROOM.

The printed note reads: In this department from twenty to sixty girls are daily employed in cutting, making and repairing all the clothing by the girls of the School, and the boys' shirts and underclothing.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 51.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Gymnasium, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Gymnasium at Play

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle School Band, c.1895

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School band practicing on the grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Apache Students

The caption reads: GROUP OF APACHES.

The printed note reads: Of all the Indians Carlisle has undertaken, no tribe presented a more hopeless outlook than the Apaches from Arizona, who have long held a most unenviable reputation as the outlaws and the Ishmaelites of the Indians. Carlisle's experience with the Apaches is that they are as susceptible as others of civilization. They are unusually active and valuable as workers.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 36.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Carlisle School Hospital

The caption reads: THE HOSPITAL.

The printed note reads: This necessary adjunct of the School is officered with a resident physician, a trained nurse in charge and an Indian girl assistant who is also a trained nurse. It has its own kitchen and special diet table. The rooms are well heated and lighted and all usual appliances for the proper care of the sick are provided.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 52.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle School Grounds, #1, c.1895

The Carlisle Indian School grounds with the guard house in the background. Students in uniform on the grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Old Walnut Tree

The caption reads: THE OLD WALNUT TREE.

The printed note reads: One of the prominent objects on the school grounds is the old Walnut Tree, which stands close to the Teachers' Quarters and is a silent sentinel of peculiar interest and beauty.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 37.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Farm House

The caption reads: THE FARM HOUSE.

The printed note reads: On the School farm of 109 acres is a very pretty, old-fashioned homestead. The arm has a beautiful, never failing spring, and good buildings, the barn being 120 x 72 feet and complete in every respect. The School also owns another farm of 157 acres and rents other land, so that in all it has about 300 acres. Dairying is a distinctive part of the farm work.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 53.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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